Databases: construction and civil engineering

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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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Description

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.

Coverage

From the 1930s to the present day, and with some records back to 1860.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

BCIS (Building Cost Information Service)

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Description

The BCIS Online database contains elemental cost analyses for over 17,500 projects across the UK - information you will find indispensable when preparing cost plans, providing early cost advice to clients and benchmarking costs. Location and time-adjustment factors within the cost database allow you to use the data in a flexible way to suit your individual project needs. Includes access to data from the following BCIS online products: 

  • BCIS Online (including Building Maintenance Indices)
  • BCIS Review Online
  • BCIS Housing Online
  • BCIS Building Running Costs Online
  • The Duration Calculator
  • The Dayworks Updating Service

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BCIS

 

 

BCIS Online Rates Database

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Description

Online price book data from BCIS for estimating the costs of construction projects, including: building maintenance, alterations & refurbishment, civil engineering, major & minor works, painting & decorating, SMM7 and basic plant charges.

Coverage

Updated annually, this resource allows you to benchmark against 18,500 separate supply prices of which there are over 9,000 material costs and over 8,000 specialist prices collected from independent suppliers.

Publisher

BCIS

 

 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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Description

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.

Publisher

BUFVC - British Universties Film Video Council.

 

 

BSOL (British Standards Online) *

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Description

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the British Standards Institute's flagship database of standards. Used by professionals around the world, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of British, and adopted European and international, standards.

Publisher

BSI

 

 

Building Design Online

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Description

"Building Design Online complements the weekly print magazine by offering the latest news, analysis, buildings and hard industry data as well as unique video covering the architectural spectrum.

Includes access to BD Reviews, which focuses on projects, people, and products – covering the issues hitting the headlines in sectors such as public buildings, education and interiors."

Coverage

1999 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

Building Types Online

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Description

This architectural design resource offers detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser collection of building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design. It contains a large international collection of contemporary buildings, eg housing, office buildings, museums, schools, libraries, industrial complexes, including 850 international case studies from the past 30 years, more than 120 thematic articles on specific aspects of building design, approx. 1,800 photos and approx. 3,500 technical plans. Updated annually.

Publisher

Birkhauser

 

 

Building.co.uk

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Description

Established in 1843, Building is a weekly magazine covering the breadth of the built environment, including news, analysis, case studies, careers and regulations.

Key sectors covered include:

  • Housing
  • Commercial
  • Public
  • Regeneration
  • Sustainability
  • Legal
  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Retail

Coverage

1997 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

Business Source Premier *

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Description

Covers UK and international business, management and economics issues across a range of sectors including construction, IT, education, and health. Provides full-text journal articles; market, company & industry sector reports; and country intelligence.

Coverage

Please note that the 500 most popular Harvard Business Review articles are available as read-only, ie cannot be downloaded or printed

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction)

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Description

The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB)), is an international network conducting research in the areas of building and construction.  The various CIB Databases, including the ICONDA Ⓡ CIB Library, provide access to the full text of their publications, meetings, and conferences as well as information on their research commissions and membership.

Coverage

Scanned copies of hundreds of publications, both the full proceedings (± 25 each year) and the single papers (±over 2,500 each year) from all CIB and CIB co-sponsored conferences.

Publisher

CIB Publications

 

 

COMPASS Online

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Description

COMPASS Online is a fully searchable and indexed database of over 181,000 planning appeals decisions. Appeal coverage is comprehensive from 1985 to present. The search function allows you to find appeals using specific keywords, issue codes and geographical selections.

Publisher

Haymarket Business Media

 

 

Constructing Excellence

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Description

Access to the Members Portal providing online access to Constructing Excellence publications, case studies, guidance, task and networking groups and KPIs and benchmarking information.

Publisher

Constructing Excellence

 

 

 

Construction Information Service

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Description

Provides electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry.

Publisher

I.H.S.

 

 

CRCnetBASE

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Description

A collection of electronic books in engineering, environment and technology. UWE Bristol only has access to some of the books on this database.

Notes: Individual titles can also be accessed via the library search.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

 

 

 

CumInCAD (Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Design)

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Description

CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design.

Coverage

Includes bibliographic information about over 8,700 records from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and others.

Publisher

CumInCAD

 

 

 

 

DETAIL Inspiration

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Description

DETAIL Inspiration provides architects with images and reference details for more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows you to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue of DETAIL.

Please note, this resource does NOT contain the content of DETAIL magazine, apart from the projects.

Coverage

  • DETAIL Inspiration (Bilingual English and German database) 1987 onwards.
  • DETAIL Inspiration (German language database) 1963 onwards.

Publisher

Institut fur internationale Architektur Dokumentation (IiAD)

 

 

 

 

 

Digimap

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Description

Digimap is a collection of services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. The map data can be downloaded to use with GIS or CAD software.

There are 5 Digimap services:

  • Current Ordnance Survey Collection: current contemporary Ordnance Survey map data for download and use within GIS and CAD applications.
  • Historic Digimap: historic Ordnance Survey maps dating from 1843 to 1996.
  • Geology Digimap: contemporary British Geological Survey map data. 1:50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:625,000 scales available in ESRI and MapInfo formats, plus information from the Lexicon of Named Rock Units.
  • Environment Digimap: users can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download environmental map data for use in geographical information systems.
  • Aerial Digimap: Aerial Digimap provides high resolution (25cm) vertical aerial imagery data of Great Britain from Getmapping.

Note: users must register with Digimap.

Guides

  • The Digimap resource centre provides support for all Digimap services, including guidance on downloading data for GIS, CAD, and on annotating maps. There is also an instant chat-enquiry service.
  • Like learning from videos? Visit the Digimap YouTube channel.

Licence and terms of use

Digimap is for educational use only, eg learning, teaching and research purposes.

  • The publisher does not allow UWE Bristol students based at UK and international partner institutions (and the staff that support them) to access this database
  • End-user licence agreement: licence for the use of Ordnance Survey mapping data.
  • End-user licence FAQs: questions and answers about what you can and cannot do with Digimap's maps and data.

Publisher

Edina

 

 

ECONLIT

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Description

Coverage from 1969 of worldwide economic literature. Covers over 600 journals, collected volumes, books, dissertations, and working papers. Many journals are full text. Produced by the American Economic Association.

Guides

  • EBSCOhost research databases tutorial
  • EBSCOhost playlist on EBSCO Support Tutorials YouTube channel, including additional videos tutorials on advanced searching, basic search, introductions, journal alerts, search history, my EBSCOhost folder, reading an article, and creating a search alert.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Emerald *

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Description

Full text of over 300 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald covering engineering, built environment, business, management, economics, education, health & social care, library & information science.

Coverage

Full text is available from 1994; abstracts (summaries) of earlier articles are available from 1989. A small number of titles have abstracts only with no full text.

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Publisher

Emerald Group

 

 

FAME

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Description

Company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership, and management for the largest 2.6 million UK and Irish companies plus summary information for a further 1 million smaller businesses.

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Coverage

Up to 10 years of detailed information is available for 1.6 million companies plus summarised information for a further 1 million companies.

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GreenFILE *

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Description

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Coverage

Covers 1973 and beyond to the present.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Virtual Library

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Description

The Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library gives access to one of the largest repositories of full-text civil engineering papers in the world. From here you can search the archive from 1836 to 2001.

Publisher

ICE

 

 

 

 

i-Law

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Description

i-law is a commercial law database offering specialist commentary and analysis as well as access to some case reports in maritime and commercial law.

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Informa UK Limited

 

 

 

 

Inside Housing

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Description

Inside Housing is the leading weekly magazine for housing professionals in the UK and the first choice for anyone looking for a job in housing. With its lively mix of news, features and analysis, housing professionals rely on Inside Housing to keep them fully updated on everything in the social housing world.

Publisher

Ocean Media Group (OMG)

 

 

 

 

isurv

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Description

Designed to specifically meet the information needs of the surveying industry, isurv is a comprehensive online service for the surveying profession. Giving practitioners a complete one-stop-shop for best practice, legal and RICS guidance, it covers the topics of building surveying , commercial property, construction, estate agency, legislation, planning, rural, sustainability, and valuation.

Publisher

RICS

 

 

Knovel *

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Description

Covering a wide range of engineering, transportation, and sustainability topics, Knovel contains over 3,000 electronic books, as well as interactive graphs and equations which allow users to accurately plot points, test ranges for 'what-if' scenarios, and solve real-world problems from tables and charts in references that would otherwise be static images on the page.

Search hints

All searches are done as keyword searches.

Publisher

Knovel Corp.

 

 

Landmap

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Description

The Landmap service provides UK academia with a high quality spatial data download service which is enhanced and supported by a range of learning material.

Landmap is no longer being updated. The material presented via this resource should be considered as archival.

Publisher

Mimas

 

 

LexisLibrary

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Description

Covers UK and international legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, and practitioner texts.

Note: Mac users may have problems using LexisLibrary with the Safari browser. Updating to Safari 3.1 (via 'Software Update') should fix this. Alternatively use another browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

Certification and student associate

The Lexis Online Research Certification Scheme allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Eve Jenkins is the current LexisLibrary Student Associate. Eve can help you with any training needs or difficulties that you might experience using LexisLibrary. Email Eve.

See also: http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/students/default.page

Coverage

Full text coverage of legislation in force, and case law. LexisLibrary also includes the full text of Halsbury's Laws of England; Atkin's Court Forms; Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, plus other practitioner works in full text. Practice areas include: Tax and Accountancy; Employment; Family; Personal Injury; Property. Subject areas: UK and International Cases; UK and International Legislation.

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LexisNexis

 

 

 

Materia

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Description

Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment. Around an independent and continuously growing collection of 2,000 exciting materials, Materia connects professionals through exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, materia.nl and social media.

Publisher

Materia B.V

 

 

Managing successful projects with PRINCE 2 2009

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Description

Designed to be a role specific handbook for project managers, team managers and project support, and examines the wider role of the project manager, including soft skills, leading and managing, stakeholder engagement, communication planning, and organisational change movement.
 
The book also includes real-life examples to illustrate how the PRINCE2 method, principles, and processes have been applied in actual situations.

Publisher

TSO

 

 

 

Nexis

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Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

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Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

 

Nexis Company Dossier

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Description

Brings together global company data, executive information and news information from multiple providers to create easy-to-use company reports. A good starting point for job interview preparation.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

Passport

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Description

A business information resource providing intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It has a global perspective, with researchers working in 200 countries. Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

Our subscription to Passport also includes access to Passport: Industrial, a database covering global production and supply chains, which provides an overview of the business-to-business marketplace. Find ‘Industrial’ as an option under the ‘Economies’ tab in the menu at the top of the Passport homepage.

Passport: Industrial provides economic data and analysis for the economies of 68 countries, covering 177 industries. There are detailed statistics, forecasts and industry reports for 18 core countries (including the UK) and key statistics for a further 50 countries, with extensive information about production, imports and exports and market sizes. Historic data goes back 15 years.

Coverage

Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

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Euromonitor International

 

 

 

Practical Law

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Description

Practical Law delivers online legal know-how . It includes the following materials:

  • Practice notes - concise explanations covering core transactions and background law
  • Standard documents and drafting notes
  • Current awareness which explains the practical implications of key developments. Our subscription includes access to the modules PLC Corporate, PLC Cross Border and PLC Finance.

Note: Please note that UWE Bristol does not subscribe to all Practical Law modules

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Practical Law Company

 

 

 

Property Week Magazine

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Description

Property Week is the leading news magazine in the commercial property market. Packed with news, features and analysis, Property Week keeps readers fully briefed on all the latest information from the industry - from development opportunities to investment prospects, professional and legal coverage to regional surveys, plus all the latest job vacancies.

Coverage

Nov 1998 to present

Publisher

Property Week

 

 

 

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) On-Line

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Description

An index to articles in over 300 of the world's most respected architectural periodicals details of books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library.

Publisher

RIBA

 

 

RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Online

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Description

An index to the Library of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, including books, journal articles, law reports and transcript, web sites and audio tapes.

Publisher

RICS

 

 

ScienceDirect *

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Description

Access provided to over 1,000 electronic journals with abstracts from several hundred further titles.

Coverage

As well as the sciences, coverage includes business, economics and social sciences. Full text available from 1996 onwards.

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Publisher

Reed Elsevier

 

 

Scopus *

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Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

Specify-it

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Description

Specify-it from Technical Indexes is an online collection of up to date product catalogues for designers, specifiers and purchasers in construction, civil engineering and process engineering.

Publisher

IHS

 

Taylor and Francis *

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Description

Provides access to over 2500 full-text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.

Coverage

1997 onwards. 

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis eBook Collection *

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Description

Provides access to over 400 e-books published by the Taylor & Francis publishing group.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) 

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Description

TRILT is an online database describing: UK television and radio programmes, including terrestrial, cable, and satellite television (with regional variations); all national and many local radio stations.

Coverage

Listings for more than 300 TV and radio channels with data from 1995 onwards.

Publisher

BUFVC

 

 

Westlaw UK

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Description

Full-text access to current and historic UK, European Union and worldwide case reports and legislation. Also gives access to the Legal Journals Index, some full text law journals, and many law electronic books.

Certification

The Westlaw UK Certification Training allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

The Westlaw Student representative at UWE Bristol is currently being appointed. The Student Representative can advise on certification and runs drop-in sessions for students and staff on the use of Westlaw products. 

Coverage

Subject areas: UK, EU, and International Cases; UK, EU, and International Legislation. Includes full text of various practitioner texts including: Chitty on Contracts; Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Civil Procedure (White Book).

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Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

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